(Savannah) City’s Recycling Coordinator Speaker at U.S. Green Building Council

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(SAVANNAH) – Anne Robinson, Recycling Education Coordinator for the City of Savannah, will give a Recycling Education Presentation Tuesday, May 27 for the Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council’s monthly meeting.

The meeting is free and open to the public. It will be held from 5:45 — 7 p.m. on the second floor of Wild Wing Cafe in City Market. RSVP to wards@thempc.org.

The presentation will introduce recycling as a market driven industry in order to explain why certain items are recyclable in some regions at particular times and not recyclable in others. In terms of local recycling; the presentation will cover where, what, and how citizens can recycle and explain the importance of recycling in Georgia for both economic and environmental reasons.

A review of the waste hierarchy will be included to remind the participants that recycling is only part of the equation – in order to make a real impact on our waste disposal habits we must first intercept our trash by either limiting our consumption or reusing materials.

“With the Savannah City Council voting to close the incinerator, having a successful recycling program becomes critical to extending the life of our landfill,” said Tommy Linstroth, board member of the Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council.

“Many folks have worked hard over the past three years to help make curbside recycling a reality in Savannah,” Linstroth said. “In January 2009, I’m happy to be able to tell visitors to our city that we can, in fact, recycle their bottle or can.”

Robinson agrees that recycling is important for Savannah.

“Waste Disposal methods are rapidly changing in Savannah – we must align our waste disposal habits with these changes in order to divert tonnage from the landfill and put our recyclable materials to good use,” Robinson said.

The Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council is dedicated to promoting sustainable design and green building throughout the Creative Coast. The group meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:45-7 p.m. on the second floor of Wild Wing Cafe in City Market. The meetings are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. The USGBC-Savannah Chapter seeks to educate the public on the long-term benefits of green building and how sustainable design can be integrated or implemented into one’s life.
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